6 free agents the Vikings should already be thinking about for 2021

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This season, the Vikings seem to have stumbled into a solution at right guard with rookie Ezra Cleveland. But is keeping Cleveland in that spot something that Minnesota will continue to do for the next few years?

It’s possible, but the rookie blocker spent the majority of his college career at Boise State as an offensive tackle. So most are still assuming that the Vikings will still look to move Cleveland to one of their starting offensive tackle spots at some point in the near future.

Something that could potentially speed up that process would be if Minnesota were able to land Brandon Scherff in free agency next year.

Scherff has been in the NFL since 2015 as a member of the Washington Football Team and during his tenure with the team, he has developed into one of the top interior offensive linemen in the entire league. With Washington, Scherff has made 71 starts at right guard and he’s earned a total of three trips to the Pro Bowl.

The problem that the Vikings might have when it comes to signing this talented offensive lineman in 2021 is being able to afford him. Spotrac currently has Scherff with a market value of $13.1 million per year and Minnesota would probably have to do some serious shuffling to create enough cap space to sign him.

But if the Vikings think the 28-year-old Washington right guard can upgrade their offensive line in a big way, then they might have to do whatever they can to sign him in 2021.